Sunday, 6 January 2013

CSI # 53 After Rain and featured international artist at Scrap n'Art

I am slowling getting sorted with my new due dates and creating for weeks behind the scenes before posting several pages all at one time instead of posting twice weekly. I will let you know at the end of each blog post when I will be posting again next time.

Aaaanyhow, today I'll share my page for Color..Stories..Inspiration case file nbr 53. A lovely and soft spring palette of colours.

 And the beautiful printable coordinates that our Michele Singh has created for us;


  • Sof-tea - pale dusty pink, taken from the cream pitcher  - 242.230.234
  • Tranquili-tea - lavendar, taken from the purple hydrangea - 192.173.209
  • Sereni-tea - pale blue, taken from the teacup - 221.230.239
  • Green Tea - pale yellow green, taken from the background - 243.254.214
  • Placidi-tea - gray, taken from the shadows on the tablecloth - 206.206.216

  • flowers
  • metal
  • pleating
  • texture paste
  • scallops
  • cupcake accent
  • teacup accent
  • embossed paper (inspired by the design on the cupcake)
  • fabric (inspired by the tablecloth and napkin)

  • Be inspired by this site: Daydreaming on Paper--try the little button at the bottom.
  • Journal in the form of a recipe (inspired by the cupcake)
  • Try oneword (inspired by the one teacup)
  • Write a haiku--inspired by the 3 main elements in the picture. Directions for writing haiku poems.
  • Add scallops to your journaling spot
  • Inspiration Words: -- soft, lovely, quiet use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!

The deadline for completing Case File No. 53

is Sunday, January 13, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Thus, you have a week plus the two weekends to complete your layout.

(See count-down timer on the right-hand sidebar of most pages.)

We can't wait to see what YOU create!

And here is my take that I've called "After Rain";
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The backing paper is by Swedish Maja Design, as are the fussy-cut tea pot and tea cups. The rest is Prima Fairybelle.

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The soft colours of the palette remind me of lupins and cherry blossoms on a spring day just after it has rained. The petals and leaves glisten with the raindrops, looks like a fairy has sprinkled diamonds on them. So this time my journalling has no other bearing that prettiness and the scent of flowers after a mild spring shower leving everything dewy and fresh.
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The pale yellow-green was a tricky one, I used some bling that had almost the right colour.
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Fussy cut lavendar blooms from a paper from Maja Design layered with some Prima sweetness.

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The evidence I used are flowers, tea cup accents, scallops (the journalling cards), texture paste and fabric, or to be correct, lace.

 53_After Rain - 6

And that's it, nothing lengthy or overly complicated this time. I just wanted to make something pretty.

I also want to share with you that I am featured as the January International Artist over at the online magazine called Scrap n'Art. If you register online and and use the code "EilaS" you will have a free subscription for Scrap n'Art until 5 February.

Here is the link to the magazine; click here for a free subscription till 5 Feb of Scrap n'Art

If you go to their Facebook page; click here for Scrap n'Art's Facebook page and make a comment that I sent you, you have a chance of winning one of their free one-year subscriptions that they give away.

Before I sign off for today, I would like to thank all my beautiful scrappy friends around the globe. Mr Postman brought me several surprises that Santa couldn't fit into his sack. You know who you are! I am overwhelmed by your kindness - thank you so much!

There is a super cool lady in France who makes awesome mixed media pieces, just look at this fantastic envelope, a piece of art in itself, and the card - wowser! Merci beaucoup ma belle Corinne Lagneux!!  Bis bis bis!

Kuvert Co Lagneux julkort 2012
This is the envelope.

 Julkort Co Lagneux julen 2012
This is the card.

I will be back next Wednesday, 9 January European time when I will share two pages for a GDT gig that I have in January.

Have a wonderful weekend and start to a new week!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Ooooh Eila, such a beautiful layout, beautiful card, what more can I say but BEAUTIFUL.Love them both. Cheers Di xo

  2. vos créations sont toujours très belles et raffinées Eila . Bonne semaine à vous XOXO
    corinne de france :-))

  3. Gorgeous layout!! I love the prima line!

  4. Wow, it's such an amazing lay-out! YOu used these lovely colours in such a beautiful way. Your lay-out is pure magic :)

  5. Beautiful created LO as always. Love your way of working with flowers. Wish you Happy Scrap for 2013 :)

  6. So soft and pretty. I love the green in the photos against the softer tones of the page. Welcome to 2013. Looking forward to your many creations this year x

  7. Utterly gorgeous layout, Eila!!! Just love the beautiful embellies you've used & the stunning clusters.

    Amazing card & envelope, looks amazing! :) xx

  8. Stunning layout Eila! The colours are just divine!! Congrats on your feature too!!!